Category Archives: Blog

23 Sep

Republicans Continue to Spend while Requiring State Workers To Cut Back

Recent news is just chock-full of Tennessee Republicans and their lack of transparency, lack of accountability, and cronyism. After they voted down Insure Tennessee and after Governor Haslam told state agencies to prepare for budget cuts for the second year ...

17 Sep

Now We Know

“If you look at his (Haslam’s) history of privatization, there’s really not a good policy reason for it,
unless you have a problem with the idea of public employees.” — Democratic House Caucus Leader Mike Stewart Fellow Democrats, Before we just thought he did. Now ...

05 Sep

A Labor Day Message from Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini

“Our idea of what constitutes social good has advanced with the procession of the ages, from those desperate times when just to keep body and soul together was an achievement, to the great present when “good” includes an agreeable, stable ...

12 Aug

Three Tennessee Trumps

“Over time, our great democratic system will work and Tennessee will return to the sensible policies toward schools, veterans, health care and the like that Tennesseans could take for granted before the Republican “supermajority” arrived.” Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman ...

04 Aug

Happy Birthday, President Obama!

  Today is President Barak Obama’s Birthday and the Tennessee Democratic Party would like  to take a moment on his special day to thank him for working so hard to ensure that all Americans have an equal shot at the ...

03 Aug

TNDP in the News: Mary Mancini talks to NPR about the legacy of Andrew Jackson

In Today’s Morning Edition, Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini talks with Host Steve Inskeep about why it’s important to have a conversation with everyone who has a stake in the party about Andrew Jackson’s legacy. Let’s have a conversation ...

28 Jul

TNDP in the News: Is the Democratic Party Abandoning Jefferson and Jackson?

Connecticut, Missouri, and Georgia have dropped the slave-owning presidents from their annual fund-raising dinners, and many more states could follow suit. By Russell Berman/ The Atlantic The Democratic Party is on the hunt for a new pair of fathers. Last week, ...

28 Jul

The Legacy of Andrew Jackson

  As you may have heard, Connecticut, Georgia and other states have recently decided to rename their Jackson-Jefferson Day annual dinners. As I begin to field more and more questions about the annual TNDP Jackson Day Dinner, as well as the ...

16 Jul

TNDP Chair Statement on Tragic Chattanooga Shooting

Nashville, Tenn. (July 16, 2015) – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini has released the following statement on today’s tragic shootings at the Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center and an Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Chattanooga. ...

14 Jul

Only You Can Prevent Bush 3.0

“People need to work longer hours.” That is what Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said during an interview with a newspaper in New Hampshire this week. Revealing just how “out of touch” he is, he continued: “We have to be ...